Contemporary English Version (CEV)
This is similar to the parable of the weeds and the wheat. The most important thing is to form a body of believers around the confession of Jesus Christ as Lord. Beyond that, we need to be careful about the passion with which we define that community, because we can become overzealous about particular issues that God may not be as passionate about. Scripture is clear that we need to confess Christ as Savior, but we need to be gracious and patient, trusting that God is at work in each and every life, and the more grace we display the more likely each and all of us are to take another step down the path toward discipleship.